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Ni Ra Ya Paw

Ni Ra Ya Paw is a Multilingual Advocate and Community Outreach Worker at Monsoon. Her actual name is Nik’ya, but some officials got it wrong somewhere. Ni Ra Ya, who hails from the Karen ethnic community of Burma (Myanmar), was born and raised in Thailand and came to the United States in 2014. Besides Karen, she speaks Burmese and understands Thai. She worked as an Educator on addressing Sexual/Gender-Based Violence in Thailand and as a volunteer interpreter in the United States. Ni Ra Ya loves cooking Asian food and raising her three daughters as the next generation of human rights supporters. She can be reached at niraya@monsooniowa.org.